By Natalie Anderson
Wil Crews, a senior majoring in journalism at Auburn University, is the newest intern with the Opelika Observer. Originally from Prattville, Crews is graduating at the end of the summer and has plans to stay in the Auburn area afterward.
During his time with the Observer, Crews hopes to gain practical newsroom experience that will challenge him to grow his knowledge of the journalism profession and connect with other professionals that he strives to be like.
His most memorable and enjoyable experience during his years at Auburn University was celebrating the men’s basketball Final Four March Madness run in 2019. In his free time, Crews loves playing sports and spending time outside whether it’s hiking or going out to the lake. His all time favorite show is the U.S. version of “The Office” featuring Steve Carrell.
“I always try to stay rooted in the moment, and I still don’t know what I do best,” Crews said. “So with that said, in five years, I guess I picture myself as either a beat writer for some professional sports organization or working my way up the professional ladder to position myself as a lead radio host or news editor.”
“I’m a very principled person,” Crews added. “Every night I pray for strength, wisdom, peace and patience. I believe that, combined with being nice and a consistent effort to always do the right thing, it doesn’t matter where I’ll be in five years –– I’ll be happy.”